Upcoming Events

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019

If your child is attending a non-Catholic school and in year 3 and wishes to make their First Holy Communion in 2019 please contact Fr Saji.

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY

Restarts today (13th January) at the 9.30am Mass. All are welcome

 

NIGHT SHELTER

Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who has donated clothing and bedding to this cause. Your generosity has been overwhelming. No further items are now needed but, as the weekly laundry bill amounts to £40, we are planning to have a second collection in a few weeks time to cover this. Any donations which you are able to give in the meantime will be of great help and gratefully received.

 

TODAY - Sunday 13th is our ANNUAL SPUC WHITE FLOWER APPEAL

SPUC is currently campaigning to stop the decriminalisation of abortion, which means taking abortion outside the law. This is the most dangerous threat to unborn children and their mothers in decades. Please be as generous as you can to help us defeat this latest attack on unborn babies and their mothers, and to stop abortion getting even worse in this country by decriminalisation.

 

The retiring collection will be for SPUC’s White Flower Appeal. Your support would be appreciated.

 

QUINQUENNIAL INSPECTION

Following this five-yearly inspection of our beautiful church, there are some essential building works to be completed within a specified time frame. We are appealing for your help in funding this work and a box is in front of the pulpit for your donations which can be given before or after Mass. Anything you can spare would be greatly appreciated. In the coming weeks we will be giving specific details of work being carried out and if anyone would like to sponsor a particular part of this (it could be large or small!) you can contact Fr. Saji

 

GOOD COUNSEL NETWORK

On Saturday 12th January, please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia in this Country. Your prayer

and fasting is urgently needed, and it really does save lives. This is the day before the 22nd anniversary of the founding of the Good Counsel Network, for details of our live saving work see; www.GoodCounselNetwork.com Poster in the porch.

 

20s/30s CATHOLIC DRINKS

Meet friends old and new after the 6.30pm Mass in St. Teilo’s (next door to the pub).

WHEN : Every second Sunday of the month come and meet Catholic young adults from across Cardiff and make friends old and new at the Fox and Hounds, Old Church Road

TIME: 7.30pm - NEXT Meeting This Sunday (13th)

 

MONTHLY ADORATION FOR FAMILIES

There are always some kind of problems in families to pray about so you are invited to join us at St. Teilo’s Church,

Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 1AD from 1.30 - 2.30 pm on 14th January (N.B. this is a new venue), followed by time

to chat over a cuppa in the pub next door. Please see the poster in the porch for full details.

 

ST. PETER’S SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB (50 plus)

We re-start on Wednesday, 16th January from 2 - 4pm in St. Peter’s Hall, St. Peter’s Street. Everyone is most welcome to join us. On 23rd January there will be a New Year Festive lunch (open to everyone) at 1 pm in St. Peter’s Hall. It will cost £16 for a three course carvery meal. If you wish to come, please phone Teresa Hurley on 20410092.

 

PLYGAIN at ST PETER’S

The third PLYGAIN Carol Service in St Peter’s will be on Friday 18th January at 8pm. This interdenominational, traditional Welsh service is for unaccompanied carols and prayer. If you have a group who would like to participate please email Christine on plygainstpetersroath@gmail.com

 

 

ACCOUSTIC EVENING WITH CARDIFF BAND - “MARLBOROUGH PAD”

HCPT Group 73 is holding its first fundraiser of 2019. Please come along and join us at St Joseph's Catholic Club, 29 Whitchurch Rd, from 8pm on Friday 18th January - entry £3 on the door. We look forward to seeing you. If you are interested in travelling as a helper with Group 73 this Easter please can you email group73@hcpt.org.uk by Tuesday 15 January.

 

PEACE SUNDAY (20th) (PAX CHRISTI)

Pope Francis has designated Sunday 20th January, as a day on which we pray for peace and reflect on our role as peacemakers. Members of the Justice and Peace Group will be in the Church porch after both Masses giving out prayer cards to any parishioners who would like to have one. The work of Pax Christi is based on the Gospel and inspired by faith. Our vision is of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in all its forms. Rooted in Catholic Christianity, we work with all who shares our values to abolish war and create communities of peace and justice. There are envelopes at the back of the church for your donations to this important cause and a collection will be taken next Sunday (20th) when the envolopes can be returned.

 

 

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe - Prisoner of Conscience

In view of Nazanin’s declining health and lack of adequate medical treatment in prison, her family has again asked that people send her cards and messages of support. If you would like to do this, address labels will be available next Sunday [20th] from members of the Justice and Peace Group.

 

SUE RYAN R.I.P.

A Requiem Mass will be held at St. Alban’s on Wednesday January 23rd at 11.30 am with cremation at 1.15 pm at Thornhill.

 

 

ST. PETER’S SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB (50 plus) - New Years' Festive Lunch

On 23rd January there will be a New Year Festive lunch (open to everyone) at 1 pm in St. Peter’s Hall. It will cost £16 for a three course carvery meal. If you wish to come, please phone Teresa Hurley on 2041 0092.

 

 

COMMUNITY HALL BOOKINGS

Please note that whilst the hall has building work going on throughout January and February, we will not be taking bookings for any events.

 

 

PLASNEWYDD FRIENDSHIP CLUB

Every Friday, 2- 4pm, at Plasnewydd Community Centre, Shakespeare Street, Roath; Tea, biscuits, Bingo, Raffle and chat. New members are most welcome; come along and join us.

 

FEBRUARY 2019

 

MURDER MYSTERY EVENING AND DISCO

You are invited to a Murder Mystery evening at St. Peter’s Hall on Saturday, 2nd February, starting at 7.30 pm. Help the cast of No Name Amateur Dramatics Association as one of their members is murdered and the rest seek to find the culprit. At the same time, enjoy a two course dinner (courtesy of Spiro’s) and, once the crime has been solved, dance the night away! Tickets £22.50 (proceeds in aid of YMCA and The Wallich) from www.nonameamdramass.org.uk. Come dressed for the occasion - either full black tie or smart casual. Further information, contact Martin on 07505 124 980.

 

FCJ YOUNG ADULT NETWORK

There will be a Vocation weekend in Liverpool on 15th - 17th February 2019, for young women in their 20’s and 30’s who are wondering if God is calling them to religious life. The theme will be “Follow your heart- Discernment and Vocation” You are welcome to stay for the weekend or just come along on Saturday for the day. It is organised by the sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus [FCJ] For more information contact Sr. Lynne fcJ at lynnefcj@hotmail.com Or visit our website - www.fcjsisters.org - poster at the back of Church

 

 

MARCH 2019

 

“FLAME 2019”

The biggest annual event for young Catholics is being held on Saturday 2nd March at Wembley. For more information and to book, go to https://cymfed.org.uk/flame2019

 

JULY 2019

 

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE

Fully escorted pilgrimage on 3rd July, 2019 for four nights. Half board accommodation in Knock House Hotel, flights, transfers, all entertainment, excursions and guided tours included in the price of £649 pp. See poster For more details contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com

 

GENERAL

 

COOL BOXES

Three of these were left at the presbytery when the Community Hall was being renovated. They can now be collected as we no further use for them. Thanking you.

 

PARKING - IMPORTANT NOTICE!!

Please be very careful where you park when you attend Church. In particular, do not block the entrance, or park in the lane leading to St. Peter’s Hall, as access is needed at all times and, last week, someone prevented this from happening. Thank you.

 

READERS

READING ROTAS are now ready for collection from the Sacristy.

 

ST. PETER’S COMMUNITY HALL

Tea and coffee is available at the Hall on Sundays after 9.30 am Mass. All are welcome.

 

MASS BOOKINGS FOR 2019

Next year's diary has now arrived. If you have particular dates on which you'd like to have a Mass celebrated, perhaps for an anniversary or any other intention, please call in at the presbytery during the week or just phone. Please note that we can't cope with multiple requests for booking on a Sunday morning.

 

WELCOME STUDENTS!

We extend a warm welcome to all new students to Cardiff. Please make yourself known to one of the clergy or complete a registration and consent form which is at the back of the church. All the very best to you during your time here.

 

PRAYER CORPS

The sheets for are available today in the porch. If you know of any housebound parishioners who may like to join this campaign of daily prayer for the parish and for the world, just take a sheet to them. Please ensure that sick or frail parishioners know that Holy Communion can be brought to their homes by a priest or one of the Eucharistic ministers.

 

FR. SHINTO KUMINIYIL

We welcome Fr. Shinto to our parish. He will stay and help Fr. Saji here until the new Provincial is appointed early in December. The weekday Masses at 8 am will continue until then in St David's Chapel

 

SVP

If you know of anyone who is lonely or isolated and would like a visit or support from the SVP please contact Peter Sullivan on 07906101015.

 

GOING INTO HOSPITAL?

Waiting to go into hospital? Do please let your parish priest know in plenty of time. He will be pleased to celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick with you or any pastoral support you need. The small team of parish priests who currently provide 24/7 emergency cover in the Cardiff hospitals are under a great deal of pressure, so unfortunately there is no guarantee that one will always be available at any particular time. On the same theme, if you know of any Catholic already in hospital who needs or might like a visit or sacramental support, please continue to leave details with the Cardiff & Vale Hospital Chaplaincy on 029 2074 3230.

 

MASS AT CARDIFF PRISON

There will be a Mass every Friday at 3pm in the prison chapel. If you are interested in learning further details please contact St Peter’s SVP on 07906101015.

 

THE SPIRITANS

A big thank you for the generous donation recently received from St. Peter's.

 

MESSAGE FROM FR. SAJI ABOUT PARISH GROUPS:-

“I am looking to get to know the various groups which are alive in our Parish community. If each of the group leaders would please confirm their parish group names, the main contact person and the contact number with the Parish Office it would be much appreciated. Please also mention how many times you meet up in the month, with place and times. The form to fill in is left with the Parish Office Manager. Thank you in anticipation.”

 

HELP REQUIRED

Fr. Saji wishes to appoint a person to prepare and cook healthy, nourishing meals and undertake light duties at the presbytery. Days required are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm (3 hours per day/12 hours per week) at £8.75 per hour subject to annual review. Interested? Please contact Fr. Saji at the presbytery

 

200 CLUB DECEMBER WINNERS

170 Theresa Markus £50

132 Souady Razok £30

65 Eileen Lewis £20

Christmas Bonus:-

24 Eileen Hewson £50

GIFT AID DONORS

A big thank you to our donors. Please take your annual summary letter from the table in the porch. Gift Aid is simple to arrange if you're a UK tax payer - it increases our annual income by thousands of pounds at no extra cost to you. To sign up, please contact the parish office.

 

CHURCH SHOP

is open as normal (Mon - Thurs 10.30 - 12.30.) We are open all Sundays

 

PRISON MASS

A Mass at Cardiff Prison takes place each Friday at 3 pm in their Chapel. For some years, parishioners from several Cardiff parishes have attended this Mass, which is organised by the Catholic Chaplain. Roman Catholic prisoners attend and are given the chance to worship with fellow Catholics. If you are interested in learning further details, please contact St. Peter’s SVP on 07906 101015.

 

CATHOLIC SINGLES

Helping single Catholic adults of all ages to meet. Phone 0161 941 3498, visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or email info@catholic singles.org.uk

 

TWO MINUTES

How many of you spend two minutes reading the Gospel of the Day? Two minutes!

Keep a small book of the Gospels. Carry it in your purse or handbag….. When you’re on the bus, or on the train, or

when you’re at home, open it and read for two minutes. Try it! You will see how it changes your life. Because you will encounter JESUS. You are encountering the WORD.

 

CATHOLIC PEOPLE

Please take your FREE copy today from the back of Church.

 

 

 

 

St. Peter's Church - Cardiff